Thursday, January 14, 2010

Special Friend

When I saw the Laura's sketch for the week at 2 Sketches 4 You, for some reason this color scheme came to my head. I have always loved those preppy colors of navy, green and yellow for spring. I remembered that Just Us Girls was having a technique challenge this week to incorporate stitching on a project, so this is how this card came to be. I started by stamping some Noted Background onto white cs and punched a flower with my Marvy punch. I inked up the edges with some Sunny Yellow ink, and then added some stitching around the edge. Finished up with a large button. Too cute! Now I needed to figure out the stem and leaves. I'm not much of an embroiderer, but I cuddled up in the corner of the couch, turned on "I Love Lucy" and sewed away. I have forgotten how much fun embroidery is! I realize it can be a bit time consuming, but it made for a very relaxing lunch for me! After the stem and leaves I stamped the sentiment, and then sponged some brown ink onto the white because I managed to leave a bit of a fingerprint in the sewing process. (There's a fix for everything, right?). I stamped some polka dots onto the outdoor denim cs with White Daisy ink, and the rest is self-explanatory.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: CTMH Noted Backgrounds, PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Heartfelt Basics, and Limitless Labels
Cardstock: CTMH Outdoor Denim, Sunny Yellow, and White Daisy
Inks: CTMH Topiary, Sunny Yellow, White Daisy
Accessories: CTMH Summer Craft Buttons, DMC embroidery floss
Tools: Marvy flower punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle


  1. Love it! When I think preppy I think navy, bright yellow and kelly green, or kelly green and pink. You took me back to my 9th grade preppy days! Your fingerprint fix was genius.

  2. Karla this card is just gorgeous! I love all the detail :) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  3. Holy smokes Karla! You did an awesome job with these fancy embroidery stitches! Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls stitching challenge! Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun color challenge!

  4. Cute card! Awesome button flower! Thanks for playing this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

  5. This card is like summer, very colorful. It's just makes you happy, when you look at it :-). Good idea and really nice card.

  6. oh my! This is amazing! Love the stitching and the fab colors! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!